What is Activist Art? Sophie Stevens interviews Cathy McIlwaine and Gaël Le Cornec

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What is Activist Art? Activist art raises awareness, connects communities and advocates for change. This interview examines the multiple ways in which art can respond to, engage new audiences in, and communicate knowledge about issues affecting society. Theatre- and film-maker Gaël le Cornec and Professor of Geography Cathy McIlwaine show how partnerships between academics, NGOs, theatre festivals and artists can connect practitioners and lead to the creation of new work. This work is underpinned by research and can address issues such as gender-based violence in new ways in order to transform how audiences understand and react to these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage Debates
Subtitle of host publicationTheory & Reality in Language Learning, Teaching and Research
EditorsAna de Medeiros, Debra Kelly
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJohn Murray Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781529372267
ISBN (Print)9781529372250
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2021


  • Activism
  • Language
  • Debate
  • Teaching

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